Pecha Kucha last night. It's a hipster event for all the cool kids, but they let me in because one of my former students and current WGS Advisory Board members was talking about the Southeast Zine Fest, and I love zines, so I went. I was sort of a cool kid by proxy.
Pecha Kucha: A bunch of people do quick presentations, in which they have six minutes to fly through slides on a screen. They get to talk about whatever they want, which can range from the story of a famous Charleston statue to essentially an extended ad for a new business. As one of Trey's friends noted, these sorts of events are a mixed bag in small cities, and that was the case. Some of the presentations were riveting--others inspired Trey and me to turn to our phones for entertainment.
On the Cistern, where the presenters were doing their thing, they had a big screen, and they projected many of the tweets that people were tweeting about the event. So Trey and I were inspired. Here's what we tweeted, in order (skipping some of the boring ones):
Trey: It seems that Holy City Beard & Mustache Society kicks ass. #pkchs
Trey: OMG SO INSPIRATIONAL (trying to get on the hash tag display board at #pkchs).
Trey: WTF is up with this MC? Is he somebody's nephew? #pkchs
Alison: Pecha Kucha is cool, but, um, y'all, the emcee needs help. #pkchs
Alison: I HATE shopping, Heather. I'm totally on board for you making my clothes. #pkchs
Trey: I like turtles. #pkchs
Alison: @trey and I are sorry for what we said abt the MC. We're sure he's a nice guy. He just needs to introduce speakers quickly. #pkchs
Trey: Hey, the grownups have to go to bed soon. #pkchs
Trey: I was told there would be ponies. #pkchs
Trey: Fuck yeah zines! #pkchs
Alison: Zinefest is going to be amazing! #pkchs
That was my wild night out on the town. Margaret and Susan's presentation was obviously great (they seemed quite well-suited to the quick presentation genre: they had loads of energy, were funny and able to go with the flow, and they knew what they wanted to say). And this morning I've had several cups of coffee to kick myself into gear. Trey wasn't kidding in his tweet about the grownups having to go to bed--I didn't get home until after 10!
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